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Inscription

by 15th-century hand, in banderoles in brown ink: Sun.was.din.herz.begr[?].hilf.gewezt / hoi.des.suns.bitt.und b'las.den.suind'.nih[t] / Vatter.Sich.an.die.wunden.rot.und.hilf.den.Suind'.uz.aller.nott. / O.Sun.sich.an.die.bruist.min.und.laus.diez.den.suinder.[?].sin (Son, your heart has been [not deciphered] / Plead with the mightiness of the son and do not release the sinners / Father, look on the red wounds and help the sinners in every need / Oh, Son, come to my breast and [not deciphered]); by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: (not deciphered)

Provenance

Private collection, Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, since about 1900; (sale, Auktionshaus Dr. Fritz Nagel, Stuttgart, 6-7 December 1996, no. 7176, as German, First Third of the 16th Century); (Dr. Hinrich Sieveking, Munich); purchased 1999 by NGA.